DJ technology manufacturer MixVibes has launched version 1.3 of its VFX digital video mixing software for professional DJs and VJs.
VFX's look and feel has been updated and improved for the new release and various keyboard shortcuts have been introduced to improve workflow. Media management, transitions, preferences and other features have also been enhanced and a new workflow display added for faster access to essential features.
The addition of HID Protocol to VFX 1.3 offers ultra-precise control of jog wheel movement, loops, pitch bend and more. VFX is now also fully pre-mapped for over 20 controllers, including MixVibes' VFX MIDI Controller and their bestselling U-Mix Control Pro as well as Pioneer’s CDJ-900 and CDJ-2000 players and other popular controllers. The software now also allows mapping of controls using MIDI learning so the user can customise control maps or even add new controllers easily.
Additional improvements include showing VFX data on the CDJ LCD display screens for scrollable media bases, artwork and waveforms. VFX 1.3 has also been equipped with MixVibes' ultra-accurate BPM analyzer to improve mixing quality and enjoyment. Previews of video transitions can also now be done before loading onto the track. Another improvement is the synchronizing of audio and video files within each player: for example a scratch, loop or rewind will impact both audio and video tracks simultaneously. A Track Repeat function also replays both media in an endless loop. Finally, in addition to ASIO driver support, VFX 1.3 also supports WASAPI, which can be operated in shared mode.
The VFX 1.3 software retails at £329 and is included with the VFX Control package together with Mixvibes’ VFX MIDI Controller for £429. Upgrades for owners of previous versions are free from www.mixvibes.com